Newsnight Encounters: Meetings of great minds from the world of arts and culture

27 November 2014

In a new format for Newsnight, BBC Arts brings together two big names to discuss their work, life and passions, unmediated by a traditional interviewer.

The series includes Girls creator Lena Dunham sitting down with her comedy hero Jennifer Saunders; filmmaker Mike Leigh talking Turner with Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota; and US king of surreal cinema David Lynch meeting punk icon Patti Smith.